The Metabolic and Weight Loss Institute
At Bay Area Regional, we are committed to providing exceptional care and making a difference in people's lives through our Metabolic and Weight Loss Institute. The bariatric and weight loss specialists work together to help you reach your goals and increase your quality of life.
Weight Loss Options at Bay Area Regional:
- ReShape® Gastric Balloon (non-surgical)
- Gastric Sleeve
- Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass
- Adjustable Gastric Banding
Now Offering the Non-Surgical Weight Loss Option, Gastric Balloon
The ReShape® gastric balloon is an FDA approved, non-surgical approach to weight loss that is proven to help patients achieve significant weight loss.
As an outpatient procedure, the gastric balloon is inserted endoscopically in the stomach where it remains for six months, acting as built-in portion control helping patients feel less hungry. Over the course of a year, patients receive frequent in-person coaching sessions and online support to give tools, resources, encouragement and guidance along their weight loss journey.
In an FDA clinical study of 326 patients conducted at eight sites in the U.S., patients with ReShape® experienced 2.3 times more excess weight loss at six months compared to those who had diet and exercise alone. In the clinical trial, patients lost up to 72 pounds in 12 months.
Learn More and Participate in a Weight Loss Seminar
Seminars held at Bay Area Regional are led by one of the bariatric surgeons on the medical staff. You will meet the team, which includes our bariatric coordinator, licensed dietitian and the surgeon.
Friends and family are encouraged to join you in the seminar and along your journey as well. We are here to support and guide you through every step of the way.
Click here to register for a seminar.
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Why Lose Weight and Gain Life?
Research has shown that weight-loss, or bariatric surgery is the most successful treatment for obesity and its related diseases. With weight-loss surgery, you will lose weight, but there is so much more that you will gain. Your physical function and appearance will improve. You will also experience a significant improvement, and sometimes remission, of diseases such as:
- type 2 diabetes
- metabolic syndrome
- dyslipidemia and other cardiovascular diseases
- sleep apnea
- venous insufficiency
- gastroesophageal reflux disease
- polycystic ovarian syndrome
Find a Bariatric Surgeon
Bariatric surgeons on the medical staff at Bay Area Regional have the education and experience to care for your specific needs. View the physicians who are credentialed to provide bariatric surgery at Bay Area Regional.
Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss Surgery
Your insurance may cover weight loss surgery. Insurance does not cover the gastric balloon at this time. Typically, insurance companies have specific requirements to qualify for surgery. Below is a general guide for insurance coverage. Our team is happy to verify your insurance and review your qualifications with you.
- BMI below 35
- Self-Pay - Insurance will not pay for your surgery.
- BMI 35 to 40 with at least one co-morbidity
- Examples of co-morbidities: coronary artery disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, gastric reflux, or diabetes. Sleep studies are usually performed also.
- BMI over 40
- No co-morbidity necessary.
Life After Weight Loss Surgery
Our goal at Bay Area Regional is to not only help you lose the weight but also improve your health, prevent the possibility of developing other diseases and increase your quality of life. By having bariatric surgery, you will lose weight, and you need to be prepared for the lifestyle change for the journey ahead. When you partner with the team at Bay Area Regional, we will support, encourage and educate you along the way, because your success is our success.
Support and Care After Surgery
Weight loss surgery is a lifestyle change. We have found that having a support network is key to success. Our support groups will help you with coping with the new changes in your life, choosing foods that fit your new lifestyle, cooking healthier, shopping for clothes to complement your new body, treating yourself with respect and love, and offer encouraging words to live a happier life.
Questions About Weight Loss Surgery?
Terri Corbett, R.N., C.B.N.
Bariatric Services Coordinator
Lindsay Hughes, M.S., R.D.N., L.D., C.D.E.